Saturday, June 21, 2014

DIY: Natural deodorant (solid)

Hello everyone!
Many deodorants and  antiperspirants, including those labelled as "natural", contain a long list of chemicals that are not-so-healthy, including some that are potentially connected to breast cancer.
If you read my March favourites, you know that I raved about Nivea Deodorant Pure & Natural Action, which is aluminium-free.  Still, aluminium-free doesn't mean 100% natural and chemical-free and this is why I wanted to try a DIY recipe!  Here it is... 
You will need:
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp Shea butter
  • 3 tbsp of baking soda
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 6-10 drops essential oil/s of your choice
  • a glass gar or a deodorant container

Method:
  1. Melt the coconut oil and Shea butter on a stove top burner.
  2. Once melted remove form heat.
  3. Mix in the baking soda and arrowroot powder (this is one of the ingredients I use in my DIY translucent powder!). 
  4. Add the essential oil/s of your choice.
  5. Let the mixture cool for a little while, then pour it into the glass gar or deodorant container.  
The last step reminds me of the DIY: Blemish killer stick; that time I used a lip balm tube! :)

Tips:
  • You can reuse an old deodorant container or you can even buy some from Amazon or eBay. 
  • Keep the deodorant in the fridge, especially during the hot Summer months!
I hope you like my recipe.  Have you ever used a natural deodorant?  If you have a different recipe, let me know, I love trying out new stuff!






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